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a gun. egyptian. been looking at that driver's license. are you an ohio resident? this seller readily hands over two gun shows in texas. >> excuse me, sir. how much you >> 4. table--doesn't have a computer, doesn't have a phone--and when do to buy this gun that he's need is a license," and that. if you tell him you don't
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your calling doing this? beforehand, so this opened my of my life where i really didn't of all came together, and it was also that, and also after i new york, i was like, "i have to address this. i have to do just sit on the side guns. i've been to the range. i've been hunting before. i in army rotc. so it wasn't some that it was really that easy to tv or a sofa. it's just bucks, and that's what they're
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random victimization such as the things like that. people have said to me, "you survived for a big," or some people say, "you lucky, simple as that, and i'm say, and when he laid them down, up. goal? violence in this country. only the 32 people who were average, there are 32 americans
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year. 70,000 people are shot and and there are things we can do try to make it harder for the it's really too easy. oprah: really too easy. thank good-bye, everybody. thank you. by captioning institute
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more "world news now" coming up. hó how do you get your bounce?
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i'm a sheets woman. i'll use two sheets for larger loads, or use different scents for the towels. it just feels nice being in complete control at all times. (hiccup) woman: sheets, please! ♪ waiting for tonight when you would be here in my arms ♪ ♪ waiting for tonight >> old school j. lo. she was only on husband number six back then. all right, time for a look now at the trends burning up the yahoo! search engine this week. one top search of course was wall s seet. >> unpredictable ride. people were also looking for an escape from the financial
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meltdown. yahoo! web life editor heather cabot joins us with those trends and more. good morning, heather. >> good morning, guys. the london riots and questions about the u.s. economy gripped yahoo! users this week. first to the uk. searches for updates on the violence and looting in london and nearby cities have been off the charts this week as police try to restore order and round up suspects. people are scouring the web for maps of the hardest-hit areas and videos and images of fires and unrest. they're also looking for live streaming coverage of the mayhem that's unfolded since last saturday, when a vigil for a man shot by police in london's tottenham neighborhood got out of control. we've seen a lot of queries about tottenham and the victim. people want to know more about his background and they want to see his photo. they're also interested in the role race may be playing in the volatile and dangerous situation. the other story making waves across the web this week is the reaction to america's downgraded credit rating and grim predictions about the health of the u.s. economy.
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as markets bounced up and down, yahoo! users wanted to know the difference between a recession and a depression. and they also wondered about the best stocks to buy right now. they looked for historical perspective too. searches for the stock market crash of 1929, black monday 1987, and a great depression ç timeline soared as markets took investors on a roller coaster ride. luckily there's always celebrity news to lighten up the mood online. first up, pippa middleton. as if the internet darling couldn't get more popular the tlc documentary about the famous sister sent searches up for pippa up 17,000% this week. hollywood icon jane fonda also reaped lots of love online this week as yahoo! users looked up her new book. there's a lot of anticipation about the new movie "the help" opening this weekend. the film based on the book by kathryn stockett is getting more searches than all other current movie openings combined. mostly by women and especially
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those living in the south where the story is set. i love the book and i'm going to try to see it this weekend. how about you guys? back to you. >> i think i'm going to try to see it as well. what about you, rob? >> it's getting some good reviews and oscar buzz for the movie itself and some of the actresses. i saw the preview, i was like -- now it looks fantastic. >> if i can find some help to watch my kids maybe i'll go see "the help." >> exactly. also trending right now too, the most hated person, casey anthony, octomom, and spencer pratt. >> oh, yes. >> apparently miss el paso, usa, she was busted for shoplifting, she's trending right now. also ashton kutcher, all the news about "two and a half men." >> got good halloween costume ideas out of these. >> a lot of good stuff. just when you thought it was over between j. lo and marc anthony, think again. >> and two of your favorite "sesame street" characters reveal something personal. bert and ernie coming up next in "the skinny." wo
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welcome back, everybody. time for the friday "skinny." >> yes, indeed. >> some of you may have seen this yesterday but we felt we needed to give it enough time. really some funny stuff so we wanted to give you a fuller taste of it today. apparerely john stamos and bob saget have teamed up for this extremely funny college humor video. john is teaching bob his cuddle techniques and things to do in bed to keep your special lady happy. take a listen. >> nothing brings you closer to your lady. if you sleep with your eyes open the stamos way you get to stare at her face all night long. you can caress her leg with your foot. you can nuzzle noses, butterfly kiki, blow on or gently nibble her ear. >> i will never look at "full house" the same way again. >> i love bob saget's facial expressions. >> he has such a squeaky clean image from "full house." he's actually a raunchy comedian. you see him on "entourage" he is incredibly dirty and very funny.
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>> the serious side of this is that this video was created for a good cause, to raise money for project cuddle, stamos' charity. >> very funny but a good cause behind it. funny, during one part of f the video stamos says, be careful not to let your arms get trapped beneath your special gal, this is worse than death. when we get stuck. yeah, that was funny. go check it out. >> i think you need to make your own video on that one. >> coming soon. >> a lot of people are fans of jen lopez and marc anthony together as a couple. they got really excited on wednesday because pictures surfaced of the two of them together sparking rumors of perhaps they're reconciling and getting back together. we have to credit tmz for these photos. they took shots of the two at sag maine beach in southampton. everybody thought, look at them, they're back together in this racy red convertible. sadly, it isn't so. a representative for anthony was quick to tell tmz that the singers are not back together, they were only visiting each other and the children. so it appears that their seven-year marriage really is at an end. >> stay tuned for the next wedding. >> that's right, coming soon.
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remember we talked about this a few days ago, alex trebek and that scene where he hurt himself chasing a burglar out of his room in a san francisco hotel room. that woman has come out and says, i'm not a thief, i'm actually a prostitute. which makes me feel so much better about the story. apparently she's 56 years old, this woman. and she says she's pleaded not guilty in the case. and even one of the -- a spokesman for the public defender's office says mr. trebek never saw her in his room. when she was caught in the hallway she had no stolen property on her. said she was not in the hotel to steal anything, she was there to meet an unnamed john to do her line of work. get this, she has three previous convictions for burglarizing hotels in san francisco. so you don't know really what to believe. she's saying, i'm not a thief. >> i don't even know who is he, she says. >> honest prostitute. >> bert and ernie. a lot of people are trying to make them a couple. there's a whole internet push to get bert and ernie married. "sesame street" has found that they've got to come out in a a dress, this controversy. they said bert and ernie are best friends, they remain puppets and as such do not have a sexual orientation.
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so no, bert and ernie will not marry. >> put the gay rumors to rest about bert and ernie, that's good. rientation. so no bert and ernie will not marry. >> put the gay rumors to rest about bert and ernie, that's good.
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here are some stories to watch today on abc news. venezuela's president hugo chavez, who claims he is cancer-free, will have more chemotherapy today in a cuban hospital. chavez will not say when he will return home. investigators in missouri want to know if bicycle training wheels they found will help lead them to 3-year-old breeann rodriguez. she disappeared saturday. and president obama welcomes the green bay packers to the white house today. he's celebrating the team's super bowl victory. >> reminds me football's around the corner. i love this time of year. >> you're a football fan? >> let's go saints. finally, los angeles is
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known to lead the way when it comes to restaurants. let's hope this latest trend catches on and heads east. >> so you can check it out. it is not the e cuisine rob is excited for, let's be clear. it's the fun and games they're serving. >> that's right. >> we go inside. >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome! >> reporter: no quiet candlelight dinners here. the idea behind vaudeville is competition. it's a restaurant/karaoke bar dedicated to playing games. >> ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! >> vaudeville is all about fun. so every night when we come in there's going to be a different experience. we've got a whole list of different games we're going to be doing, different nights have different themes. >> reporter: a new game starts about every 15 minutes. perky hosts keep the party going. expect war games, pop culture trivia, classic party games,s, like charades and cecelebrity.
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>> number one justin timberlake. number two glenn close.. number three michael jordan. >> reporter: the games are free. you can play against your friends or other tables and even win prizes. and of course, there's food. chicken pot pies. lamb sliders. pigs in a blanket. fried pickles and more from top chef alum jamie lauren. >> the menu is designed to be share style. simple because we don't want to infringe on the games while the games are being played. you have to be able to pick things up, sort of one bite. >> reporter: yes, guests can just eat and watch. but once the games spotlight the excitement is addict. >> just that feeling of when you were a kid, playing games immediately gets mode of fu >> are you going to win tonight? >> yeah, our team already won tonight. >> what do you think, rob? >> cool place, i like that, like some of that pop culture and trivia, that could be fun.
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this morning on "world news now," guessing game. from dramatic drops to big surges, wall street's mood is unpredictable to say the least. >> this week's ups and downsnd what the erratic trading means to the economy and everyone's savings account. it's friday, august 12th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning, everyone. i'm tanya rivero. >> i'm rob nelson. tgif indeed. the dow's 423-point jump yesterday did not put markets overseas into a big buying mood. after four down trading sessssns in a row with 400 point or more shifts back and forth, can any inveveor really feel at ease? >> i don't think anyone feels at ease right now.
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also this half hour, the gop debate and the candidate msing from last night's stage. texas governor rick perry enters the race tomorrow and we'll see why he's getting so much political attention. >> shaking up things for sure. later on in this half hour, she is starring in the new movie "the help" which is now getting a lot of oscar buzz. viola davis s lls us about her role playing a maid back in the 1960s in mississippi. a lot of positive reviews on this one. >> critics like this one. >> we'll see. >> maybe we'll check it out this weekend. but first, wall street traders must be saying tgif as we are, right? they've suffered a week of wild reversals and taken the rest of us with them. >> asian stock markets did not follow wall street's lead. if there were gains in foreign exchanges, they were pretty modest. abc's scott goldberg looks ahead at the unpredictable. good morning, scott. >> reporter: good morning, rob
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and tanya. what a difference every day makes. for the second time this week the stock market had a phenomenal day right after it had a phenomenally bad day. the only thing we can predict is trading will stop for the weekend. if these are supposed to be the lazy days of summer someone should tell the stock market. for the fourth day in a row a swing of more than 400 points. this time the dow was up, encouraged by news that fewer americans are filing for unemployment. speaking in michigan, president obama said americans are right to be worried about the fluctuations but blamed the problems on washing >> there is nothing wrong withon there is something wrong with our politics. >> reporter: the unemployment report offered a little for the first iur months the numberamer filing jobless claims fell below 400, and it's the sixth straight wee of f a sign the job market might start turning around.
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>> i've been on the market for two months now pretty bleak, to tell you the truth. >> reporter: in the lasvera days baings bn fus economy is taking too long to and by concerns europe may soon face 2008-style bank failures. >> feels like 2008, rhymes with 2008 but i don't think it is 2008. >> reporter: analyst michael purvis says europe learned too much about the last financial crisis to get that close to the edge. next week the leaders of france and germany have scheduled talks to focus on solutions. one thing 2011 does have in common with 2008 is a stock market's radical swings. even in 2008 the dow didn't have four straight days of moving 400 points or more. that is a new record. rob and tanya? >> this kind of movement just s everyone wondering what's >> not the kind ord w like to see, this pendulum we've been on the last couple of day >> there are these retaand business report
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today that could move the markets once aga we'at fs shifting gears now, the u.s. post office may add more people to the ranks of the unemployed in this country. the postmaster is considering the elimination of 120,000 jobs. the postal service as w rep ow facing an $8 bls year over the past fo than 117,000 jobs have been cut as the mail service has simply lost business to the internet congress though would have to approve any new cuts. verizon has asked the investigate more than 90 incidents theyey suspect may be acts of sabotage by striking wors. some 45,ple n the company's land line division walked off the job last week over company demands for give-backs. verizon executives say wires have been cut causing service the ing the ing h i eight of the republicans running for president debated last night in iowa ahead of a key test vote in that state
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tomorrow. most of the sparks last night came from congresswoman michele bachmann and her fellow minnesotan tim pawlenty. much of the rest of the debate was heavily focused, though, on president obama. >> i'm not going to eat barack obama's dog food >> two we o send a me and the messagesis. you are finished in 2012. and you will be a one-tete president. >> earlier in the day, romney was heckled at the iowa state fair by a crowd which demanded to know how he would protect social security, medicare an he drew snickers when he ç declared that corporations are people. that was during a discussion >> that's got to be a tough sell in this economy. texas gr texas gras last's he will formally enter the race tomorrow in south carolina. abc's jonathan karl reports perry'coul >> reporter: the battle for the republican presidential nomination is about to get a big dose of texas.
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>> the real action is right here in texas. >> reporter: no doubt perry can draw a crowd. he scored big with evangelical conservatives over the weekend by holding a prayer service called the response. some 30,000 showed up. >> we see discord at home. we see fear in the marketplace. we see anger in the halls of government. we cry out for your forgiveness. >> reporter: perry is a fifth-generation texan who met his wife in elementary school. long ago, he was a democrat. but his politics are now right wing and solidly tea party. >> i stand before you today a disciplined, conservative texan. a committed republican and a proud american. >> reporter: perry's got an almost picture-perfect political resume. he's the longest-serving governor in the country. has managed to balance budget after budget without raising taxes. his state is leading america in what might be the most important category, jobs. 220,000 new jobs over just the past year. in fact, nearly 40% of the job growth in the united states since president obama became
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president have been in rick perry's texas. critics say he's a little too texas and a little too soon after the last texan elected president. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> those job creation stats are impressive. that message is going to resonate. with all the news going on these days. >> his religious background could be very controversial. >> as it always is. >> as it always is, absolutely. moving on now, a plane which could fly from new york to l.a. in 12 minutes has failed in its second test flight. the hypersonic plane took off from a california air force base yesterday morning but lost contact after about 20 minutes and crashed into the ocean. the pentagon eventually hopes to use the technology to deliver a strike anywhere in the world within an hour. all right, ready? got your elbow ready? here we go. >> warming up. >> time for our -- nice. our favorite story of the day. an amazing play at a minor league game in mississippi.
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>> a military wife was chosen to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. but when darla harlow went to shake the catcher's hand she was stunned to find out it wasn't the catcher at all, it was her husband who had been servivi in afghanistan for the past nine months. what a wonderfrf surprise. oh, look at that, that's so emotional. >> listen in.ç >> it took a couple of seconds. but i just -- shock. just overwhelmed. >> she didn't faint. >> i didn't faint. >> last time i surprised her she fainted. >> army major michael harlow will be home with his wife and daughters for ten weeks before heading back to afghanistan. >> i love those stories. in light of the news the last couple of days with the war. it's good to see. >> we need those kinds of stories. >> there are good stories, coming home to very happy children and wives. that's so great. >> absolutely. here's your friday forecast. a stormy day from minneapolis to memphis. that means some dangerous winds,
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hail and even isolated tornados in des moines, kansas city, oklahoma city, st. louis, and little rock. meanwhile, some showers in west texas and thunderstorms from new orleans to jackill >> good news for da the triple-digit streak is over as dallas hits 99 today. 84 in omaha. 81 in chicago. just 73 in seattle. and 102 in phoenix. mostly 80s in the northeast. >> not a bad day. if you've been to a playground or elementary school lately you know that twins are retommo but when it comes torse twins are actually rare. >> so meet pumpkin and peanut. twin horses born six weeks ago in reno, nevada. they beat the odds big-time. >> horse twins actually happen less than 1% of the time. and it's even rare for both to survive. peanut was, well, a peanut. neededed extra attention at fir. now she and her sister are doing just fine. get this. these are fraternal twins from separate eggs. that's how most horse twins are conceived. >> they are absolutely
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♪ spooky music. >> cue the spooky music, that's right. for decades there have been conspiracy theories on what governments know about aliens and ufos. now we're getting some answers. >> england's ministry of defense has released its documents and you might call it their version of the x-files. >> it might have been that the martians had landed -- >> reporter: since the second
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world war there have been thousands of sightings of ufos. this in 1967 turned out to be a classic hoax. but not all is so easily explained. >> i contacted the m.o.d. and told them what had happened. >> reporter: in 2004 a photographer, alex birch, took a nighttime wintry shot of his local town hall. when he developed it he saw a flying saucer. experts he consulted could not explain it. he sent it to the government. >> they passed it on to a senior image analyst who looked at this photograph and declared that there was insufficient information. >> insufficient information? >> yep. >> were you disappointed? >> the disappointment was all the work i'd gone to, and all the information i'd passed them on from these eminent scientists and eminent professors, they said there was insufficient information. i can't understand that. >> over the last three years scores of formerly secret documents on ufo sightings have been released at the national archives.
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this batch for the first time shows how officials within the ministry responded. >> what stands out from the papers is from one of the intelligence officers who was tasked with the investigation of these reports. and he basically says that, you know, that they've received thousands of reports since the end of the second world war, and when people hear the truth, and the truth being that despite all these reports, they've never had the resources or the staff to investigate them properly, that no one will believe that, and that's embarrassing to them. >> reporter: there are still sightings of ufos. but the m.o.d. has closed the ufo desk. officially, it doesn't investigate them anymore. >> hm-mm. >> going to disappoint all those ufo believers they've shut that down. >> if you're interested in checking them out you can download them free for a month by going to the national archives. oh! >> from the x-files days. >> x-files. >> the real mystery in that
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picture is my hair. what is this half jheri curl, half little richard? i don't know what that is. >> supposed to be david duchovny's hair. >> he did have that, yeah. looks better on him than me. all right, anyway. i look like what's that guy's name? morris day? that's what i look like. anyway. >> good hair, good hair. coming up next, one of the more anticipated movies of the summer "the help." >> one of the stars viola davis is already getting oscar buzz for playing a 1960s maid. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ waiting for tonight when you would be here in my arms ♪ ♪ waiting for tonight you're dancing, you'll be on vacation next week, you're feeling good. >> i i feeling it. all right, the academy awards may be awhile off but with the release of the best-selling book turned movie "the help" people are already talking oscars. >> a lot of good buzz here. peter travers, "rolling stone" film critic and also host of abc news now's "popcorn," he sat down with actress viola davis who could herself be up for an oscar. >> "the help" is even different than anything else you've been in onscreen in that everybody, everybody seems to have read this book. >> every woman. >> every woman has read this book. >> absolutely, absolutely. every woman has read this book. everyone has some kind of f investment in the book. so there's a lot of expectation walking in. i'm not really great at expectation. so there was a lot of pressure, there was a lot of fear. >> tell us about this character
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that you're playing. >> she's beautiful.. she's rich. she's a woman who's grieving the loss of her son. and when you start the book, actually, just like when you start the movie, she's kind of just going through the motions of her life. just a routine, you know. she's lost her purpose, per se. until this book. an idea of this book is introduced. and she knows that she has a voice in this book. and an investment in it. and suddenly, this dream is awakened. this voice is awakened. kind of finding purpose again. >> i want to interview you about what it's like to work as a maid. i'd like to do a book of interviews about working with white families. you can show what it's like to work for, say, elizabeth. >> you know what she'd do to me if she know i was telling stories on her? >> i was thinking we wouldn't have to tell her. the other maids would have to
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keep it a secret too. >> other maids? >> this character, you say she's beautiful and she's rich. >> she's beautiful and rich. >> in point of fact, as we look at riches, there isn't. she's a maid in mississippi in the 1960s. >> making 95 cents an hour. >> yeah. so she's rich in what? because she's -- even though this skeeter, this woman emma stone is playing and is coming in and saying i want to do this book, which is unprecedented at this time. what you're going to ask these african-american maids to talk about their experience raising the children of white women. >> absolutely. >> and it's like, what? you know, that's a shortcut to disaster. >> it's a shortcut to disaster. but like anything, anything that sounds like the worst idea could be the best idea. because what it does is it makes abilene walk through her fear to find her voice.
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>> what to you say is in this movie for men, who think that this book belongs to women? >> for men in genenel i think it's a story about courage. it's something about the courage in the ordinary person that resonates with people. the underdog story. >> last question i ask everybody that's here is always about song, is always to sing a little snippet of somethihi that's musical, that's in your head or that meant something to you growing up. ♪ chantilly lace with a pretty face and a ponytail hanging down ♪ ♪ and a wiggle and a walk and a wiggle and a talk makes a world ♪ ♪ ain't nothing in the world ♪ like a big eyed girl ♪ that makes you act so funny >> she knew those lyrics. i like that. listen to this, "variety," a stirring black empowerment tale
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♪ anything for you ♪ "world news now" delivers your "morning papers." >> it is time, it is friday, time for your "morning papers." we're going to dive right in. we've had a couple of stories about seniors, extreme seniors who have had amazing accomplishments. this one is no different. a 98-year-old san francisco woman has become the first woman to be awarded a 10th degree black belt. she is the last surviving student of the founder of judo. there she is. look at that. >> wow, 98. >> isnsn that incredible? she still teaches judo and she just got her 10th degree black belt. do not mess with grandma. >> that's very nice, guys. listen to this one. this is kind of weird. a story from "the daily mail" here. they talk about these girls, they look like normal students,
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they have their books and papers out, but they're actually studying to be exorcists here. let's set the mood for this story here. it's called the spiritual freedom churches international. they say the five signs of possession, feeling suicidal, self-harming. becoming sensitive to religious material. sickness or tiredness, which can be a sign for a lot of things. harboring feelings of murder. and speaking in foreign tongues. >> i think we may be possessed! >> the whole set here's got to go. oh, man. there is one cure if you're feeling possessed, if you're feeling evil. on friday, you have barry mitchell and the "world news now" polka. >> that's so true. >> what song are we doing? >> i'll sing it for you. what we're thinking of doing, i will play it and you just, you know, recite it. >> right. but i need to note song. ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather r l the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ tapes that roll in way too slow ♪ ♪ stuff you saw on koppel's show ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka
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this morning on "world news now," political fight. the republicans running for president try to set themselves apart onstage. >> while exchangnging verbal bls with one another they do share one why in common -- that a republican mususwin the white house next year. it's friday, august 12th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm tanya rivero. >> i'm rob n nson. happy friday, everybody. the two minnesota republicans, michele bachmann and tim pawlenty, were anything but neighborly last night as mitt romney meanwhile did his best to appear as the front-runner. the big question this morning, will rick perry's candidacy be a gop game-changer? the official announcement
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expected tomorrow from him. >> a lot of people waiting to see what that's going to change. >> getting interesting. also ahead, when the going gets rough the president goes on vacation. see why barack obama and many previous presidents have been so harshly crcricized for taking breaks during washington's biggest challenges. later this half hour, gold prices have hit record highs. that means even the smallest pieces of jewelry could be worth much more than you might think. itits turning into a major gold rush. >> going to start rummaging through those jewelry closets. >> gimme those earrings. >> hands off. first, republicans running for president face a key test vote tomorrow in iowa. the winner can pick up major political momentum. >> ahead of that straw poll most of the candidates faced off in a debate last night. abs tahman bradley has the highlights and the lowlights. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, tanya and rob. the primary and caucuses may be five months away but the candidates are jockeying for their positions in the race and
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two of the contenders at last night's debate went at each other pretty hard. while front-runner mitt romney avoided clashing with his rivals congresswoman michele bachmann and former governor tim pawlenty showed up ready to fight. >> when you were governor in minnesota, you implemented cap and trade in our state. you said the era of small government was over. thatatounds a lot more like barack obama, if you ask me. >> in congress, her record of accomplishment and results is nonexistent. that's not going to be good enough for our candidate for president of the united states. >> when it came to health care, i brought tens of thousands of americans to washington to fight the unconstitutional individual mandate. >> if that's your view of effective leadership with results, please stop because you're killing us. >> reporter: the candidates pretty much took over the debate. much to o e frustration of the other candidates. >> i understand you have the next question -- >> i haven't had a chance to say a whole lot. >> reporter: bachmann and pawlenty both hope to emerge as an alternative to romney. for his part the former massachusetts governor set his sights on president obama.
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>> i was fortunate enough to be a governor that got an increase in the credit rating of my state. at the same time we got a president who got a decrease in the credit rating of our nation. >> reporter: the two-hour fox news iowa gop debate featured eight republican presidential hopefuls who say they can beat president obama and fix the economy. >> i'd love to see the rest of tonight's debate asking us about what we would do to lead an america whose president has failed to lead, instead of >> reporter: texas governor rick perry did not take part in last night's debate. he's going to enter the race at an event saturday in south carolina. rob and tanya. >> the gloves are definitely off now. >> going at it last night. getting a little feisty as things officially kick off there. perry's entry in the race could be very, very interesting. one, because of his religious roots. two, because he's going to tout his record as creating a lot of jobs as governor of texas as the country was losing jobs. >> he did cut taxes which is another big gop theme. >> we'll see. official announcement saturday.
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obviously some party crashers in iowa, too, sarah palin's bus tour going up there again, the announcement from perry's spokesman came out hours before that debate last night. all getting interesting. >> it will be interesting to see what happens with sarah palin, whether she jumps in or not. our question of the day, who do you think won the gop debate? visit our fan page and let us know what you think. more political news now, president obama's plan to vacation next week is s ising some eyebrows. critics say that with the economy still in crisis, the president and his family should not be rubbing elbows with the wealthy on martha's vineyard. abc's sharyn alfonsi reports. >> reporter: it is august. but with wall street's wild mood swings and the economy stalled, should president obama really be headed to martha's vineyard for vacation? >> i don't think americans out there would begrudge that notion that the president would spend some time with his family. >> reporter: but do we? >> absolutely. >> reporter: president bush was vacationing on his ranch at crawford as hurricane katrina devastated the gulf coast. >> we need somebody to come into
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the city and help us. >> reporter: but it wasn't until two days later that the president canceled his vacation. and he didn't see the disaster zone until four days later, flying over on his way back to washington. critics say it was a tipping point for his presidency. and his father didn't do himself any favors when the then-president, knee-deep in recession, was photographed cruising around on a pleasure boat off kennebunkport. his approval rating tumbled. then there was president clinton. >> indeed, i did have a relationship with miss lewinski that was not appropriate. >> reporter: a day after shocking the nation, admitting to an affair, he left for martha's vineyard too. chelsea famously walking between her parents as they were whisked away from washington. but it was president reagan who may have perfected the vacation during tough times. he took a month's vacation during a recession to his ranch in santa barbara and made sure that the press only saw him one time during that entire month outside of his ranch when he was signing a recovery bill. sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york.
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three people in north carolina have been arrested for ballot fraud in the 2008 election. investigators said three suspects cast early ballots in the presidential election and then voted again on election day. one of the suspects said there was no intent to commit fraud. investigators found no evidence of a wider conspiracy. the riots in england have claimed another life. a 68-year-old man who was attacked monday has died from his injuries. police meanwhile remain vigilant overnight. the streets were pretty quiet. police may soon get new powers to order young people to remove their hoods, to evict troublemakers from public housing and to disable instant messaging systems. britain is looking to the u.s. for solutions and may hire william bratton who headed police departments in boston, new york and l.a. to eventually lead scotland yard. interesting development. >> definitely interesting. the gang culture, how that's similar there as here. the mother of the so-called dougherty gang said she's devastated by all that's
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happened but she's trying to be strong for her other family members. >> the three siblings are facing attempted murder charges after their week-long crime spree came to a dramatic end. abc's diana alvear has the latest. good morning, diana. >> reporter: rob and tanya, good morning. for the first time we're learning exactly how it all went down in colorado. the take-down of the dangerous dougherty gang, including what lee grace had to say to investigators about who pulled the trigger when it came to shots fired at officers. dangerous to the end, the dougherty siblings were unwilling to give up without a fight. unloading round after round at pursuing officers. according to the arrest affidavit, lee grace dougherty told colorado investigators, we weren't trying to hurt anyone, we just wanted them to get back. when their car encountered stop sticks they spun out and crashed onto a guardrail. officers quickly arrested dylan dougherty stanley. but lee grace and younger brother ryan made a run for it. lee grace didn't get far.
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>> she had an automatic pistol and she was con front by a police officer. she turned and made an attempt chamber a round and point it at the officer. >> reporter: that's when the officer shot lee grace in the leg, stopping her in her tracks. ryan ran toward a construction site. >> he turned around and pointed his fingers at us like he had a gun, told us to get back. >> grabbed him, he put up a fight. he flung around and i grabbed him again and yanked him down to the ground. and he just said "i give up." >> reporter: when questioned about who shot at officers, lee grace said she didn't shoot at any cop in the state of colorado. she also confirmed ryan had been driving, saying, a person can't drive and shoot a gun at the same time. while that left dylan as the trigger man, all three have been charged with attempted murder in the first degree. and all three have been assigned a $1 million bond each by a colorado judge. they're going to be in court next monday, and of course other charges will be filed in georgia and florida.
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rob, tanya? >> quite a family. >> absolutely. >> all rightht, diana, thank yo for that. we turn to the economy this morning where today could be another wild ride. the stock market finished up nearly 4% yesterday. the fourth straight day of radical swings. new reports due out today on retail sales and business inventories could make that five in a row. all of this may feel a lot like the crisis of 2008 but there are some important differences. >> unlike 2008, the system is functioning. the plumbing of the system is fine. in 2008, the plumbing got clogged and therefore, the system got very near to totata breakdown. >> stock markets in asia opened higher today. investors hope, of course, the u.s. markets follow the trend. and here is your friday forecast. stormy with gusty winds, hail and flash floods around minneapolis, des moines, oklahoma city, kansas city, and little rock. showers and thunderstorms from eastern new mexico to western texas. thunderstorms from new orleans to miami.
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>> 94 in atlanta. 84 here in new york. mostly 80s from omaha to indianapolis. phoenix climbs to 102. albuquerque 92. salt lake city 88. see, 99 at dallas, i wonder did they not make the record? >> i think they had a little reprieve. >> they did not make the record. wow, one day shy, i think. or just tied it. a little bit cooler, 99, refreshing in dallas today. >> i don't know how much better they feel about that one degree but we're rooting for you, dallas. there was a lot going on in iowa yesterday. there was that gop debate. and it was also opening day for the state fair where butter is big. >> oh, yeah. one of the most popular attractions is the butter cow sculpture. it's a tradition now in its 100th year. the fair's official butter sculptor used 600 pounds of butter for the life-sized animal which is actually being displayed in a 40-degree cooler. >> that is pretty incredible. to celebrate the 100th anniversary, 100 other cows not made of butter are scattered around the fairgrounds. i wonder if those other cows are
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made of other things or they're real cows? >> you never know. get this, some of that butter was seven years old. they're using recycled butter to build the sculpture. if you're looking for a delicacy at this year's iowa state fair, it is butter dipped in a honey-flavored batter and deep fried. >> deep fried, that's the trend. everything's deep fried. >> for those looking for a long life, have a few of those. >> we'll be right back with more "world news now." you go next if you had a hoveround power chair? the statue of f berty? the grand canyon? it's all possible ith a hoveround., tom: hi i'm tom kruse, inventor rand founder of hoveround., when we say you're free to see the world, we mean it. call today and get a free overound information kit, that includes a video and full color brochure. dennis celorie: "it's by far the best chair i've ever owned."
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welcome back, everybody. we now take a look at the sights and sounds that made headlines this past week. of course the stock market had people talking from main street up to wall street. >> the presidential campaign had politicians talking. with a look at those stories and more here's "the week in quotes." >> no matter what some agency may say, we've always been and
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always will be a aaa country. >> what credibility does standard & poor's have as a credit rating agency when they did such a terrible job? >> any given day the ebb and flow of the stock market is all about confidence and right now there's no confidence. >> these navy s.e.a.l.s, they don't do it for the medals or for tv interviews. they do it because it's the right thing to do. >> he knew what he was getting into. it's unreal. everyone hears about it happening, now it happened to us. >> it's events like this where their own brothers are shot down that really builds their resolve and they come back even stronger. >> people have been openly looting this area for an hour, two hours at least. >> scared to death. absolutely frightened. i can't even describe it. i'm just shaking all the way through. >> they are feral rats. what are those parents doing? those children should be at home, they shouldn't be out here causing mayhem. > now headed southbound on morris bridge.
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fired several more shots at me. >> only mom knows what good people you are inside. please prove me right and everybody wrong by doing the right thing now and turning yourselves in. >> i think it's outrageous. i think it's a disgrace on the part. >> oh, it's not sexist. look, she's a provocative candidate. and it's a provocative picture. >> father, our heart breaks for america. >> hands off my rick. he's the last doughnut on the office break room snack tray and i licked him. >> stephen colbert. quote of the week. >> great to end with stephen colbert. always fun. >> perry is supposed to it official tomorrow. he's going to shake up that gop field. should be very interesting how that shapes up as we move on here. >> president obama kicks off a week-long tour to the midwest to
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focus on jobs. that's coming up, of course. >> got to get back on message with job creation, especially after taking a little bit of flack after being on vacation. >> get back to work. >> lots coming up. also the big video game conference coming up, games con, the largest video game trade fair in the world. >> are you a gamer? >> in my middle school days, yes. i gave it up once i started dating. just joking. just joking. >> of course don't forget the little league world series. coming up on thursday. >> that's right. the town is williamsport, pennsylvania. 16 teams going at it. >> very, very exciting. >> lots of stuff. coming up, the big money people are getting by cashing in tiny pieces of gold jewelry. >> the price of gold is way up. even the tiny backs of gold earrings are worth a bundle. you're watching "world news now." now."
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while stocks go down and then up, there is one investment though that has not lost its shine. it's the price of gold and it's
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soaring. >> before you sell any of your jewelry, you need to understand the golden rules. abc's yunji de nies has them. >> reporter: in this economy, all that glitters is worth selling. >> the least little piece of gold is worth a lot of money. >> is there any amount that's too little, though? can i really bring in the back of an earring and get money for >> sure. yes. >> reporter: gold buyer easton dawkins is serious. for the back of an earring -- not the earring itself, just this little piece -- he will pay you $51. that's because right now, gold is king. selling for almost $1,800 an ounce. nearly twice as much as in 2009. three times as much as in 2005. our producer janice mcdonald brought in some old jewelry. her guess at the worth? >> i don't know. $500, $600? >> reporter: dawkins inspects every piece, weighs it, and a friendly reminder ----
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>> you are not allowed to kiss the people giving you -- >> reporter: here's why. >> oh! oh, my god! >> reporter: janice's payday? >> $1,917.17. i'm going to go home and raid the jewelry box some more. >> reporter: you heard right, almost $2,000. if you do sell, make sure to shop around. buyers all pay different prices. only make a deal in person. don't send anything off in the mail. and only use a shop willing to test and weigh your jewelry in front of you. sandra brought in old bracelets to pay for a much-needed vacation. >> i figure if i'm not wearing it, why not make some money off it?? >> reporter: she did. $700. paid on the spot. plenty of cash to enjoy some sun, though she already has a golden glow. yunji de nies, abc news, atlanta.
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>> rob, you have any gold you want to sell? >> i wish i did. oh! >> i think you could lighten up on some of that gold. >> i pity the fool that don't sell his gold, i pity him.
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finally, it's finally, it's time for "insomniac theater." if you're wondering what new movie to head out and see this weekend we've got some early reviews for you. >> t that's right, rob will hava look at the comedy "in 30 minutes or less" in a moment. we're going to start with the best-selling book turned movie "the help." this is a movie that's getting a lot of good reviews. it stars emma stone as skeeter. she is a girl from the south who just graduated from college in mississippi in the '60s. and while all her friends are getting married and having kid emma's character skeeter wants something a little different. she wants to be a writer but of course she needs some clips to get a job as a writer. she decides she's going to write a book about what it's like to
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work for these white families. write from the perspective of the help. here's a scene where she's trying to get started. >> i want to interview you about what it's like to work as a maid. i'd like to do a book of interviews about working for white families. show what it's like to work for, say, elizabeth. >> you know what she'd do to me if she knows i'm telling stories on her? >> i was thinking we wouldn't have to tell her. the other maids would have to keep it secret too. >> the other maids? >> the reviews have been largely thumbs up. movie. viola davis is getting huge buzz. so is emma stone. who's a big up and coming actress. >> looks like a winner, good for them. maybe not so for my movie, "30 minutes or less." basically it's about a pizza guy played by jesse eisenberg who gave that brilliant performance in "the social network," the facebook movie. he plays a pizza guy who gets kidnapped, gets strapped to a
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bomb and he's told he has ten hours to rob a bank. they hire an assassin to kill one of their dads to get his lottery money, they want to use that money to open up a brothel/tanning salon. this is a family movie. this mimics a real-life event in pennsylvania where this happened to a real pizza guy who was killed. take a listen. >> what do you want? we have nothing left to say to each other. >> last night two guys in masks jumped me and strapped a bomb to my chest and now i have less than nine hours to rob a bank. >> you're hysterical. great joke. i'm going to go back to my class. >> is that thing real? >> two guys did this to me and if i don't rob a bank in time this thing is going to blow. >> and your first thought was to come to a school filled with young children. >> kind of a dark comedy here. because like i said,,his mimics a real-life eventrom 2003 where a real pizza guy was strapped to a bomb and killed. >> a little controversy here. >> not getting great reviews. they called it brainless, full of stupidity. racist and homophobic slurs. one review said it should have been -- the movie itself should have been 30 minutes. less than 30 minutes. >> maybe a pass. >> we'll see. kind of dark here.
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this morning on "world news now," party rivalr onstage, the republicans running for president trying to show a primetime audience who has the political advantage. >> while lashing out at each other, they all criticize president obama and insisted his days in the white house are numbered. it is friday, august 12th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm tanya rivero. the two minnesota republicans, michele bachmann and tim pawlenty, revealededn icy political rivalry and sparred onstage. political watchers wonder if rick perry will replace mitt romney as the front-runner when perry announces his candidacy tomorrow. >> getting hot in here. >> gloves are off.
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also ahead this half hour, up, down, up, down. the mayhem on the stock markets, this roller coaster ride we've all been on. what led to a big gain yesterday on wall street and when we might finally expect some stability. that sounds like a nice thing now, stability. >> stability in the stock market. two words that are not going together. later this half hour, a new type of theme restaurant where diners need to be game for just about anything. >> looks like a pretty cool spot. before all that, the two candidates from minnesota generated the most heat in last night's debate. meanwhile front-runner mitt romney emerged pretty much untouched. >> tomorrow romney is going to have a major challenge to his front-running status. abc's tahman bradley is in washington. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, rob and tanya. sparks flew at the republican debate. mitt romney avoided engaging his rivals but tim pawlenty and michele bachmann mixed it up. >> when you were governor in minnesota, you implemented cap and trade in our state. you said the era of small government was over.
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that sounds a lot momo like barack obama, if you ask me. >> in congress, her record of accomplishment and results is nonexistent. that's not going to be good enough for our candidate for president of the united states. >> when it came to health care, i brought tens of thousands of americans to washington to fight the unconstitutional individual mandate. >> if that's your view of effective leadership with results, please stop because you're killing us. >> reporter: the two candidates pretty much took over the debate. much to the frustration of the other candidates. bachmann and pawlenty both hope to emerge as an alternative to romney. for his part, the former massachusetts governor set his sights on president obama. >> i was fortunate enough to be a governor that got an increase in the credit rating in my state. at the same time we got a president who got a decrease in the credit rating of our nation. >> reporter: the two-hour fox news iowa gop debate featured eight republican presidential hopefuls who say they can beat president obama and fix the economy. >> i'd love to see the rest of tonight's debate asking us about what we would do to lead an
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america whose president has failed to lead, instead of playing mickey mouse games. >> reporter: the primaries and caucuses are five months away but this is a critical moment for the candidates. the iowa straw poll is on saturday and each campaign wants to show off its organizational muscle. texas governor rick perry did not take part in the debate. he will announce his candidacy at an event in south carolina saturday. tanya and rob? >> it's funny, they say the white house according to some reports yesterday really did not expect perry to get into the race. they're kind of focusing on romney, thinking he will be the eventual gop nominee. this perry thing is going to shake up things a little bit. >> it will be interesting to see how his religious background plays into all of this. >> could be big. he had that big prayer service a few days ago, a lot of attention for that. >> it will be a turn-on for a lot of people, a turn-off for a lot of others. >> let us know what you think on our facebook page. wnnfans.com. getting some interesting replies as to who people thought won last night. >> check it out, give it a read
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if you have a chance. of course the presidential election could well be determined by the economy. but that could be pretty tough to predict if this week's stock market results are any indication. >> today could be another wild one and abc's scott goldberg is tracking all this unpredictability. good morning, scott. >> reporter: good morning, rob and tanya. what a difference every day makes. for the second time this week the stock market had a phenomenal day right after it had a phenomenally bad day. the only thing we can predict is that trading will stop for the weekend. on wall street, it's been one of those not sure if you should laugh or cry kind of weeks. the dow flopped, flipped, flopped again, then flipped back into positive territory, making four straight days of swings of 400 points or higher. president obama said americans are right to worry about the fluctuations, but -- >> there is nothing wrong with our coununy. there is something wrong with our politics.
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>> reporter: the good news came after unemployment claims in the u.s. fell for the sixth straight week. the bad news has come largely from europe, where rumors of a credit downgrade in france have people worried that country's banks might fail. >> the line of the day was, do you know how to say bear stearns in french? >> reporter: a lot of it might sound familiar but experts see differences between the crisis of 2008 and the concerns of 2011. >> unlike 2008, the system is functioning. the plumbing of the system is fine. in 2008 the plumbing got clogged and therefore the system got very near to total breakdown. >> reporter: what's different this time, banks aren't t weigh down by toxic mortgages and american banks have much higher reserves. one thing 2011 has in common with 2008 is the stock market's radical swings. even then the dow didn't have four straight days moving 400 points or more. that is a new record. rob and tanya? >> radical swings for sure. thanks a lot, scott. here's one way to hedge your bets in a wild economy. print your own money. police in lima, peru, raided a printing company and found $2
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million in counterfeit u.s. currency. they also found about $22,000 worth of fake peruvian money. police in peru have seized about $3 million in counterfeit money from the u.s. this year. they say it's printed there and then sent to the u.s. >> what a bust. the berry industry is again under fire for violating child labor laws. two years after an abc investigation showed small children toiling in the fields, this time growers were fined for using little boys and girls to pick strawberries. abc's brian ross investigates. >> reporter: it's an ugly secret in american agriculture. out of sight, far from the main roads, children as young as 5-year-old suli working in the country's fruit and vegetable fields. we found suli and her 7 and 8-year-old brothers during an abc news investigation in the blueberry y elds of large commercial farms in michigan. it's legal for young children to work on the family farm but this is much different. >> every year there are children who die in agriculture. these kids, they're working with
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sharp knives, sharp tools, heavy machinery, there are tractor rollovers. >> reporter: now as part of a promised crackdown, in the wake of our investigation two years ago, the department of labor has gone after three commercial strawberry-growing operations in washington state. >> they're really picking adult quantities of berries, up to 200 pounds of berries a day. they're stooping over to pick those berries. we hear these kids complaining about backaches. sometimes to the extent that they can't sleep at night. we see pretty severe bruises on little knees. >> reporter: even more dangerous is repeated exposure to the pesticides used in the agricultural industry. something 8-year-old edgar was well aware of when we met him in 2009. >> they could poison themselves because it's too dangerous for them, or sometimes they can go to the hospital. >> reporter: there's no way to know just how much of the country's fruits and vegetables are picked by children. but advocates say low, by the bucket pay often forces families
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to put their children in the fields by their sides. in this latest crackdown on the strawberry fields in washington state, the department of labor invoked what it calls the hot goods rule. meaning that all the fruit picked by the children illegally could not be sold to stores. human rights groups say that's a move that is long overdue. brian ross, abc news, new york. in other news now, an experimental plane that flew 13,000 miles an hour actually failed in a test flight. the falcon hypersonic technology vehicle lost contact with mission control 20 minutes after the launch. it was the second time the plane had failed in a test run. e aircraft was supposed to test new technologies that would allow the pentagon to strike anywhere in the world within an hour. >> i guess back to the drawing board. >> yeah, man, would have been nice. i think they said it can get l.a. to new york in 12 minutes, something like that. that's how fast the thing travels. >> that would be great, i'd buy a ticket on that plane. >> nice commute. here's a look at your weather. stormy with 80-mile-an-hour
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winds and chance of tornados from the twin cities to memphis. showers across west texas and billings to bismarck. thunderstorms along the gulf coast. >> 90s from atlanta to miami. 80s in the northeast. 78 in minneapolis. 82 in detroit. and get this, after 40 days of triple-digit heat, 40 days, dallas actually y lls short of the 100-degree mark for the second straight day of record, first set in 1980, two days shy of breaking it. 90 in boise. 87 in sacramento. >> they only got a degree of relief. >> 99, yeah. nice and cool. here in new york city, this week a bull got one last whiff of freedom with a run on liberty avenue. >> liberty avenue, i like the symbolism there. the animal escaped a slaughterhouse in queens and took off in traffic. a tow truck operator saw the bull run by. when it came around a second time he took these pictures with his cell phone camera. >> workers eventually did catch up with the escapee and took him back to the slaughterhouse. that's too bad. why'd they have to take him back there? >> that close to freedom. just to end up --
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>> honestly, that is no bull. >> that is no bull. we'll be back -- >> sorry. >> you had to do it, it's friday, why not. more "world news now" coming up. hó how do you get your bounce?
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i'm a sheets woman. i'll use two sheets for larger loads, or use different scenens for the towels. it just feels nice being in complete control at all times. (hiccup) woman: sheets, please! ♪ waiting for tonight en you would be here in my arms ♪ ♪ waiting for tonight >> deejay in the house tonight. >> old school j. lo. she was only on husband number six back then. all right, time for a look now at the trends burning up the yahoo! search engine this week. one top search of course was wall street. >> unpredictable ride. people were also looking for an escape from the financial meltdown.
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yahoo! web life editor heather cabot joins us with those trends and more. good morning, heather. >> good morning, guys. the london riots and questions about the u.s. economy gripped yahoo! users this week. first to the uk. searches for updates on the violence and looting in london and nearby cities have been off the charts this week as police try to restore order and round up suspects. people are scouring the web for maps of the hardest-hit areas and videos and images of fires and d rest. they're also looking for live streaming coverage of the mayhem that's unfolded since last saturday, when a vigil for a man shot by police in london's tottenham neighborhood got out of control. we've seen a lot of queries about tottenham and the victim. people want to know more about his background and they want to see his photo. they're also interested in the role race may be playing in the volatile and dangerous situation. the other story making waves across the web this week is the reaction to america's downgraded
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credit rating and grim predictions about the health of the u.s. economy. as markets bounced up and down, yahoo! users wanted to know the difference between a recession and a depression. and they also wowoered about the best stocks to buy right now. they looked for historical perspective too. searches for the stock market crash of 1929, black monday 1987, and a great depression timeline soared as markets took investors on a roller coaster ride. luckily there's always celebrity news to lighten up the mood online. first up, pippa middleton. as if the internet darling couldn't get more popular the tlc documentary about the famous sister sent searches up for pippppup 17,000% this week. hollywood icon jane fonda also reapededots of love ononne this week as yahoo! users looked up her new book. there's a lot of anticipation about the new movie "the help" opening this weekend. the film based on the book by kathryn stockett is getting more searches than all other current movie openings combined. mostly by women and esescially
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those living in the south where the story is set. i love the book and i'm going to try to see it this weekend. how about you guys? back to you. >> i think i'm going to try to see it as well. what about you, rob? >> it's getting some good reviews and oscar buzz for the movie itself and some of the actresses. i saw the preview, i was like -- now it looks fantastic. >> if i can find some help to watch my kids maybe i'll go see "the help." >> exactly. also trending right now too, the most hated person, casey anthony, octomom, and spencer pratt. >> oh, yes. >> apparently miss el paso, usa, she was busted for shoplifting, she's trending right now. also ashton kutcher, all the news about "two and a half men." >> got good halloween costume ideas out of these. >> a lot of good stuff. just when you thought it was over between j. lo and marc anthony, think again. and two of your favorite "sesame street" characters reveal something personal. bert and ernie coming up next in "the skinny."
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♪ skinny so skinny welcome back, everybody. time for the friday "skinny." >> yes, indeed. >> some of you may have seen this yesterday but we felt we needed to give it enough time. really some funny stuff so we wanted to give you a fuller taste of it today. apparently john stamos and bob saget have teamed up for this extremely funny college humor video. john is teaching bob his cuddle techniques and things to do in bed to keep your special lady happy. take a listen. >> nothing brings you closer to your lady. if you sleep with your eyes open the stamos way you get to stare at her face all night long. you can caress her leg with your foot. you can nuzzle noses, butterfly kiss, blow on or gently nibble her ear. >> i will never look at "full house" the same way again. >> i love bob saget's facial expressions. >> he has such a squeaky clean image during those "full house" years. he's actually a raunchy comedian. you see him on "entourage" he is incredibly dirty and very funny.
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>> the serious side of this is that this video was created for a good cause, to raise money for project cuddle, stamos' charity. >> very funny but a good cause behind it. funny, during one part of the video stamos says, be careful not to let your arms get trapped beneath your special gal, this is worse than death. when we get stuck. yeah, that was funny. go check it out. >> i think you need to make your own video on that one. >> coming soon. >> a lot of people are fans of jen lopez and marc anthony together as a couple. they got really excited on wednesday because pictctes surfaced of the two of them together sparking rumors of perhaps they're reconciling and getting back together. we have credit tmz for these photos. they took shots of the two at sag maine beach in southampton. everybody thought, look at them, they're back together in this racy red convertible. sadly, it isn't so. a representative for anthony was quick to tell tmz that the singers are not back together, they were only visiting each other and the children. so it appears that their seven-year marriage really is at an end. >> stay tuned for the next wedding. >> that's right, coming soon. remember we talked about this a few days ago, alex trebek and that scene where he hurt
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himself chasing a burglar out of his room in a san francisco hotel room. that woman has come out and says, i'm not a thief, i'm actually a prostitute. which makes me feel so much better about the story. apparently she's 56 years old, this woman. and she says she's pleaded not guilty in the case. and even one of the -- a spokesman for the public defender's offffe says mr. trebek never saw her in his room. when she was caught in the hallway she had no stolen property on her. said she was not in the hotel to steal anything, she was there to meet an unnamed john to do her line of work. get this, she has three previous convictions for burglarizing hotels in san frfrcisco. so you don't know really what to believe. she's saying, i'm not a thief. >> i don't even know who is he, she says. >> honest prostitute. >> bert and ernie. a lot of people are trying to make them a couple. there's a whole internet push to get bert and ernie married. "sesame street" has found that they've got to come out and
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address this controversy. they said bert and ernie are best friends, they remain so no, bert and ernie will not marry. >> put the gay rumors to rest about bert and ernie, that's good. not marry. >> put the gay rumors to rest about bert and ernie, that's good.
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here are some stories to watch today on abc news. venezuela's president hugo chavez, who claims he is cancer-free, will have more chemotherapy today in a cuban hospital. chavez will not say when he will return home. investigators in missouri want to know if bicycle training wheels they found will help lead them to 3-year-old breeann rodriguez. she disappeared saturday. and president obama welcomes the green bay packers to the white house today. he's celebrating the team's super bowl victory. >> reminds me football's around the corner. i love this time of year. >> you're a football fan? >> let's go saints. finally, los angeles is known to lead the way when it
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comes to restaurants. let's hope this latest trend catches on and heads east. >> so you can check it out. it is not the cuisine rob is excited for, let's be clear. it's the fun and games they're serving. >> that's right. >> we go inside. >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome! >> reporter: no quiet candlelight dinners here. the idea behind vaudeville is competition. it's a restaurant/karaoke bar dedicated to playing games. >> ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner! >> vaudeville is all about fun. so every night when we come in there's going to be a different experience. we've got a whole list of different games we're going to be doing, different nights have different themes. >> reporter: a new game starts about every 15 minutes. perky hosts keep the party going. expect war games, pop culture trivia, classic party games, like charades and celebrity. >> number one justin timberlake. number two glenn close. number three michael jordan.
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>> reporter: the games are free. you can play against your friends or other tables and even win prizes. and of course, there's food. chicken n t pies. lamb sliders. pigs in a blanket. fried pickles and more from top chef alum jamie lauren. >> the menu is designed to be share style. simple because we don't want to infringe on the games while the games are being played. you have to be able to pick things up, sort of one bite. >> reporter: yes, guests can just eat and watch. but once the games take the spotlight the excitement is addictive. >> just that feeling of when you were a kid, playing games immediately gets you in that mode of fun and competitiveness. >> are you going to win tonight? >> yeah, our team already won tonight. >> what do you think, rob? >> cool place, i like that, like some of that pop culture and trivia, that could be fun. look at this. >> looks like we were in an
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awful car accident and decided to recuperate playing a gagagaga
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